First launched in 2006, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has become the leading set of security standards for maintaining a secure environment for all companies—regardless of size or number of transactions—that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information.
The ongoing pursuit of PCI compliance is supported by required annual assessments, and for good reason: One study found that only about a third of companies are still compliant one year after their initial validation. And non-compliant merchants run a higher risk of breach, audit, fines, and damage to brand reputation. Compliance must be an ongoing endeavor; focusing solely on the annual assessment may create a false sense of security.
PCI compliance is the beginning of security, not the end. Download this free ebook to learn more about:
- How PCI DSS compliance standards are evolving alongside changes in technology
- Key priorities and goals for PCI DSS 4.0 that companies will need to adhere to by 2024
- Considerations for building ongoing PCI DSS compliance capabilities